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9 Steps to Bring you to your Future Self: #9 Raise your Consciousness

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When you look at pictures of space, you get the feeling that your whole world expands.

Our actions here on our tiny planet, Spaceship Earth, while we float in a vast galaxy in a huge universe, are just one of the many experiences we offer/we are offered: we are constantly learning, sharing, growing, living and dying, and as sentient creatures, we have multiple opportunities to be aware and to be mindful of our situation.

Do you remember your life-shattering decisions from one year, five years, ten years, twenty years ago? Only a few very special decisions will stand out. The rest is just chaff separated from the wheat.

Following that same idea, what about your decisions today and tomorrow? Your decisions now, in the great, grand universe, are as small or as large as you choose to make them.

Perhaps the loss of a job, in the long run, becomes a gift where you open yourself to the opportunity of a career switch.

Perhaps the loss of a relationship, in the long run, becomes a gift where you open yourself to the opportunity to grow your connections with others.

Perhaps any kind of pain that you experience now, while meaningful in its own way, is, as in the words of Kahlil Gibran, "the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."

Pain and sorrow, as well as excitement and happiness, are our steps within the great cosmic dance that encompasses all joy and all suffering. I encourage you to take ten minutes or more, each day to meditate. Think back on your life and think forward to who you aspire to be. Watch your thoughts and see them bubble over each other.

Listen to your breathing and feel the physical link you have between your inner self and your physical being. Your consciousness is one facet of our planet's experience. The plants, the insects, the rocks, the oceans are all another facet of life on planet Earth.

When you uplift your consicousness, you think from a bigger, more eternal perspective, and sometimes the cares that seem so large become small, even miniscule in comparison to the universe.

Here we are, living on a blue-green globe, spinning in space. It's a beautiful picture, and we have the right and the privilege to be here. Let's make the most of it.

Step 1: Intention Creates Reality
Step 2: Match your Exterior World to your Interior World
Step 3: Positive Feedback Works
Step 4: Change your Perceptions to Change your Outcomes
Step 5: Heal Your Heart
Step 6: Express Gratitude
Step 7: Connect with Others
Step 8: Lifelong Learning Every Day
Step 9: Raise Your Consciousness

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